Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

Our Programs are listed below - Sep-06-2015 - Staff

We have listed our programs on the calendar under Sunday. We do not teach on Sundays. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon and evenings...

Labor Day - Sep-07-2015 - Staff

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Cooking 101 The Series - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this in depth series of 10 classes where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

Cooking 102 The Series - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. You've taken Cooking 101 and are ready to continue your education into the world of food. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well...

Cooking for Beginners 6 weeks - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

Explore the magic of cooking in this 6 class series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. It’s all about knowledge – what foods to buy, when to shop and how to cook fresh, sustainable foods which have a flair of your own...

The Basics 3 weeks - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

Our Basics series is perfect for someone who wants to learn about a specific topic and who may not want to commit to 6 or 10 weeks. This 3 class series will teach you how to purchase, prep and cook a specific subject matter...

International Series 3 weeks - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

Our International series is perfect for someone who wants to learn about a specific cuisine. This 3 class series will teach you the fundamentals of a specific international cuisine progressing to a more profound understanding of the culture, it’s food and it’s people...

Mastering Technique - Sep-13-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series.The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

The Basics - Pasta - Sep-14-2015 - Staff

Fresh pasta has no match. Once you've experienced this wonder, you'll never be satisfied again with anything else. This class focuses on how to make the dough, the fillings and how to shape a variety of pasta...

Cooking 101 The Series - Sep-15-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this in depth series of 10 classes where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

International Series- Italy - Sep-16-2015 - Staff

The country of Italy is actually younger than the United States. Italy was unified in the 19th century. Prior to that, each region was governed by their own political forces with much influence from the Kingdom of Rome - the Vatican...

Basic Knife Skills - Sep-17-2015 - Staff

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Cooking for Beginners - Sep-17-2015 - Staff

Explore the magic of cooking in this 6 class series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. It’s all about knowledge – what foods to buy, when to shop and how to cook fresh, sustainable foods which have a flair of your own...

The Basics of Canning - Sep-18-2015 - Staff

There is no better way to preserve the wonderful flavors of our harvest than through canning. Join us as we teach you the proper way to prepare and can the magnificent bounty of our local farms...

Cooking My Way through My Husband's Midlife Crisis - Sep-18-2015 - Staff

Welcome to our new support group for those experiencing the midlife crisis of their significant other. Yes, we know what you're going through and we want to offer a safe place for you to be able to share your feelings, find support or maybe just a place for you to come and sit for awhile...

The Basics - Pasta - Sep-21-2015 - Staff

Fresh pasta has no match. Once you've experienced this wonder, you'll never be satisfied again with anything else. This class focuses on how to make the dough, the fillings and how to shape a variety of pasta...

Cooking101The Series - Sep-22-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this in depth series of 10 classes where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

International Series- Italy - Sep-23-2015 - Staff

The country of Italy is actually younger than the United States. Italy was unified in the 19th century. Prior to that, each region was governed by their own political forces with much influence from the Kingdom of Rome - the Vatican...

Cooking for Beginners - Sep-24-2015 - Staff

Explore the magic of cooking in this 6 class series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. It’s all about knowledge – what foods to buy, when to shop and how to cook fresh, sustainable foods which have a flair of your own...

The Women's Room - Sep-25-2015 - Staff

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

The Basics - Pasta - Sep-28-2015 - Staff

Fresh pasta has no match. Once you've experienced this wonder, you'll never be satisfied again with anything else. This class focuses on how to make the dough, the fillings and how to shape a variety of pasta...

Cooking 101 The Series - Sep-29-2015 - Staff

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this in depth series of 10 classes where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

International Series- Italy - Sep-30-2015 - Staff

The country of Italy is actually younger than the United States. Italy was unified in the 19th century. Prior to that, each region was governed by their own political forces with much influence from the Kingdom of Rome - the Vatican...

Cooking for Beginners - Oct-01-2015 - Staff

Explore the magic of cooking in this 6 class series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. It’s all about knowledge – what foods to buy, when to shop and how to cook fresh, sustainable foods which have a flair of your own...